The Acetate Path: The Wet Way of the Magnum Opus (Vol. 1-3)
Presenter/s: Jack Glass; Jean Dubuis; Patrice Maleze (Transl.)
Duration (Vol. 1): 3 hours, 55 minutes
Duration (Vol. 2): 3 hours, 13 minutes
Duration (Vol. 3): 3 hours, 26 minutes
Price: £75.00 GBP
There are various Paths to the Magnum Opus, the Great Work of confecting the Philosopher’s Stone—the Dry Way of Antimony, the Cinnabar Path of the F.A.R.+C., the Spring Dew Path of the Mutus Liber. The Wet Way of the Acetate Path is among the most famous and believed to have been that primarily practiced by the alchemist Sir George Ripley in the 15th century.
According to French alchemist Jean Dubuis, the founder of the Philosophers of Nature, the Acetate Path is one of the best for one to start out with as it is less demanding as well as less dangerous compared to others such as that of antimony, which uses high temperatures and potentially explosive substances, or the Cinnabar Path which employs highly hazardous substances.
The forthcoming double-volume publication, Mineral Alchemy: A Practical Course, will also cover the Acetate Path in the teachings conveyed on the Great Work, but it is all laid out in what is explained and demonstrated here in the present workshop where the attendees themselves get to go through various stages on this Path and get some invaluable advice from two of the most experienced alchemists of the 20th and 21st centuries working this Way of the Acetates—Jean Dubuis and Russell Burton House.